Back at school for the start of the new school year. Students start on Monday. So much to do… I think I’ll procrastinate and write a blog post instead 🙂
What kind of students will I be teaching? I’ve had a ‘handover’ from last year’s teachers, but I generally prefer to give every child the opportunity for a fresh start, and not form any opinions till I get to know them. There is (of course) a direct correlation between the teacher’s perception of a child and the way the child learns, acts and achieves. If she knows the teacher believes in her, she will usually live up to expectations. This seems like a great video for the start of the new school year here in Australia…
The clip reminds me of the beautiful Hindi film Taare Zameen Par, (called Every Child is Special in English), which I recently watched. It was a gift from a friend who appreciates the uniqueness of every child and places a high value on teachers, teaching and learning. The movie is about a dyslexic boy and the teacher who believed in him, but also about perceptions, issues in education, competitivesness, teacher/student relationships and parental expectations. Every teacher should see it!
PYP Key Concept: Connection. Series of posts through the lens of key concepts of PYP.